Latest Fetal alcohol syndrome Stories

Report Details Drug And Alcohol Use By Pregnant Women
2012-05-11 05:56:19

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a report with interesting statistics regarding pregnant women, including the use of cigarettes and other drugs. The article states that 21.8 percent of pregnant White women between ages 15 to 44 (within the past 30 days) smoked cigarettes; this is higher than the level among pregnant Black women (14.2 percent) and pregnant Hispanic women (6.5 percent) in the same 15 to...

Researchers Study Negative Effects Of Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy
2012-03-16 11:30:53

Yale School of Medicine researchers have concluded that exposure to cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of the offspring and may cause hyperactivity. The researchers are drawing their conclusions based on studies conducted on mice. “This is the first experimental evidence that fetal exposure to radio frequency radiation from cellular telephones does in fact affect adult behavior,” said senior author Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., professor and chief of the...

Zero Alcohol Consumption Urged For Pregnancies
2012-01-18 09:43:23

Researchers are suggesting in a new study that there are no safe thresholds for alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Published Monday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, confidential data on drinking patterns from 992 California women during their pregnancies was collected to examine the impact of quantity, frequency and timing of alcohol exposure on the condition. Following childbirth, the babies were examined for signs of alcohol exposure, reports Maureen...

2012-01-16 21:24:45

    Prenatal exposure to alcohol is associated with a spectrum of abnormalities in the offspring.     A new study has examined patterns of drinking specific to timing of exposure during pregnancy, collecting the information while the mother was still pregnant instead of after delivery.     Numerous specific associations were found, the most significant ones during the second half of the first trimester of pregnancy. Prenatal exposure to...

2011-12-15 17:27:37

    Neonatal meconium can be used to examine gestational alcohol exposure during the second and third trimesters.     A new study has examined fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) and ethylglucuronide (EtG) in meconium samples from public hospitals in seven Italian cities to test for prenatal exposure to alcohol.     Results indicate that fetal alcohol exposure is underestimated or misreported in Italy. In recent years, medical professionals have...

2011-05-16 20:50:04

    * Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have numerous motor, behavioral, and cognitive difficulties.    * Deep gray matter, the brain's "relay" stations, may be key to understanding alcohol-related brain injuries.    * Recent findings show significant volume reductions in deep gray matter structures of those with FASD. Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have numerous motor, behavioral, and cognitive...

2011-04-11 09:01:22

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. But there are conflicting reports about how much alcohol, if any, it is safe for a pregnant woman to drink. New research published in Biomed Central's open access journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth looked at the amounts of alcohol women drank during their early pregnancy and showed the effect this had on their babies. Researchers in Dublin questioned more than 60,000...

2011-03-23 20:58:08

Male fetuses most vulnerable to alcohol, possibility of treatment with supplements Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder -- while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems? One answer is a gene variation passed on by the mother to her son, according to new Northwestern...

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